Schreiber and Brooksher to Star in Shinn's Dying City

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Pablo Schreiber and Rebecca Brooksher will star in Christopher Shinn's two-character play Dying City in its American premiere at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater Off-Broadway beginning Feb. 15, 2007.
Christopher Shinn
Christopher Shinn

James MacDonald directs the production, which opens March 4. MacDonald also directed the play's world premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre in spring 2006. Sets and costumes are by Anthony Ward, lighting is by Pat Collins and sound design is by Guy Sherman/Aural Fixation.

Brooksher plays Kelly, a young therapist whose husband dies while on military duty in Iraq. A year later, her husband’s identical twin brother (Schreiber) arrives at Kelly's door, looking for answers to questions about his brother’s death.

Schreiber received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut last season in LCT's production of Awake and Sing!. His Off-Broadway credits include Mr. Marmalade, Manuscript, Sin, Blood Orange and Julius Caesar. His screen credits include the films "The Lords of Dogtown," "The Manchurian Candidate," "Into the Fire," "The Mudge Boy" and "Invitation to a Suicide" and the HBO television show “The Wire.”

Brooksher is a 2005 graduate of Juilliard making her Off-Broadway debut. She has appeared at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Guthrie Theatre and was in the CBS television show “Love Monkey.”

Shinn's plays include Four, Where Do We Live, What Didn’t Happen, The Coming World and Other People. MacDonald's credits include Caryl Churchill’s A Number at New York Theatre Workshop.

Currently at the Newhouse Theater is Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House, which runs through Jan. 28. LCT is also running Tom Stoppard’s trilogy The Coast of Utopia at its Broadway space, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, through May 13.

The Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater is at 150 West 65th Street. For tickets, which go on sale Jan. 21, visit the box office or

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